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Old 10-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #11
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Just want to clarify for others that could be confused. A baby that is lactose intolerant cannot be breastfed as lactose cannot be removed from breastmilk. Most babies that are allergic to dairy are allergic/sensitive to the milk protein called casein. That's why lactaid milk would still have to be avoided and replaced with a non dairy milk like almond/coconut milk.

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Old 10-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #12
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Re: 1 month old lactose intolerant and accidentally ate something with milk!!

If it is a true allergy (there is definitely a difference), an allergy medication (like zyrtec) given to your baby will eliminate the symptoms. Obviously talk to your dr. first!

I am currently tandem nursing and trying to avoid 30+ foods, some of them, my favorite things to eat. Our pedi has given me the ok to "cheat" occasionally and watch for reactions as some allergies do go away. If symptoms pop up (screaming, vomiting, etc), I dose with zyrtec at 1/4-1/2 of a full dose for baby by weight (why you need to talk to your doctor). Generally, within 45 minutes, symptoms are gone and baby feels better.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #13
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Same here. Poor DS usually starts spitting up in the afternoon. Just can't cut out my morning hot choc (and he's a 20 lb 6 mo old, so a little spit up isn't hurting him, lol).

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I just wanted to say that with my older 3 who simply spit up it didn't seem to have a lot of negative effects. Only when I cut out dairy completely for a couple of weeks with number 3 did I really notice a difference.

I had a completely different baby. No longer colicky in the evening and my clingy baby who didn't like to nap turned into the most easy going best sleeper.

I wouldn't have known the difference if I hadn't tried. I thought all babies were "high needs"
Turns out with mine it was just the dairy.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #14
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Re: 1 month old lactose intolerant and accidentally ate something with milk!!

I'm sad that you are considering stopping The more you suppliment the less milk you are going to make. I used to be paranoid that my little one wasn't getting enough but once I chilled out and just let him nurse whenever he wanted my supply went from nothing to enough to feed triplets (no joke). My son was also seriously sensitive to dairy too but like another mom said I would just nurse as usual. Just be prepaired to treat the gas in advance. If you do decide to continue nursing I would cut out all the formula and drink plenty of water. Your body will adjust in a week or two and then you wont have to rely on formula anymore.
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